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Wednesday, November 5 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Building eBook Collections for the Long Term

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Cost: $110, registration required.

Many academic libraries have been relatively slow to build eBook collections for the long term, relying instead on leasing content, purchasing limited use titles and often quietly relegating selection to library users thus implementing short term selection modalities predominantly in lieu of long term collection building. Libraries may be abdicating a professional role in selection and collection development by using these limited view approaches. Professional involvement may be no more than designing subject profiles intended to limit exposure of the library’s budget while offering preselected areas of potential additions. This workshop is a ringing call for academic librarians to engage in responsible, proactive collection development for the “new” format of eBooks. It is right for our profession, right for the long term support of scholarly monographs, and right for our users. We will:
  • Present several approaches and basic principles for building eBook collections for the long term,
  • Present overviews of the current state of the eBook industry,
  • Describe library wide support facilitating multi-modal approaches to eBook collection building,
  • Report on the immediate impact of eBook collection building on a typical university campus,
  • Describe the roles, reactions, and involvement of students, faculty, and the campus bookstore,
  • Analyze use data and use patterns as well as cost effectiveness metrics.

In addition to a variety of library staff, we will be joined by professionals who work with libraries and eBook publishers directly.

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Alison Bradley

Director, Strategic Initiatives, PALCI
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Celeste Feather

Sr Dr of Content and Schol Comm Initiatives, LYRASIS
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Chuck Hamaker

Professor Emeritus, UNC Charlotte
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Peggy Hoon

Scholarly Communications Librarian, UNC Charlotte
I am a licensed attorney who has worked as a Scholarly Communications Librarian in the higher education setting since 1998. Before coming to UNC Charlotte in 2011, I shaped this position at NC State University Libraries. For purposes of this conference, my significant experience... Read More →
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October Ivins

Principal and Consultant, Ivins eContent Solutions
October was an academic librarian for 20 years at UNC and LSU, and was an executive at two Boston area publishing services dot coms.  She is an independent consultant to publishers and other content providers, associations, libraries, and consortia.  Projects typically include market... Read More →

Elizabeth Siler

Collection Development Librarian, UNC Charlotte
I am currently the Collection Development Librarian at UNC Charlotte. I manage the acquisition and decision making process for both our print and electronic materials as well as managing the budget. I am especially interested in textbook affordability and open access publishing as... Read More →
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Brad Spry

Programmer Analyst, UNC Charlotte
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Stanley Wilder

Dean of Libraries, LSU
Stanley Wilder is the Dean of Libraries, Louisiana State University. His previous experience includes work at UNC Charlotte, the University of Rochester, LSU, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. His degrees come from UIC, Columbia, and the University of Wisconsin.

Wednesday November 5, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Cypress Grand Ballroom, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401